MOVIE REVIEW: Kai Po Che!
Kai Po Che! (Gujarati for “I’ve cut”)
Starring: Raj Kumar Yadav, Sushant Singh Rajput, Amit Sadh
Director: Abhishek Kapoor
Music Director: Amit Trivedi
Remember the refreshingly different Rock On!! with its theme of male bonding? Well, director Abhishek Kapoor is back after a hiatus to regale you with yet another winner along the same lines, this one adapted from Chetan Bhagat’s bestseller, The 3 Mistakes of My Life.
Blending facts and fiction dexterously, Kai Po Che absorbs you into its world from the word go. Set in Ahmedabad, the film revolves around the friendship between three middle class boys with their dreams and ambitions—Govind (Raj Kumar Yadav), Omi (Amit Sadh), and Ishaan (Sushant Singh Rajput)—and how their relationship is tested during troubled times—the devastating earthquake in Gujarat in 2001, followed by the communal riots in 2002.
The film does sag a bit in the middle, leaving you a little restless, but that’s a small blemish in an otherwise riveting movie.
Bollywood sure is richer by three exciting talents. All of them, Sushant, Amit, and Raj Kumar Yadav, are terrific actors and become the characters they portray, their non-starry appeal working wonderfully in their favor. Sushant, especially, is endowed with a fantastic screen presence.
The film is beautifully shot by Anay Goswami, and Amit Trivedi’s compositions set to lyrics by Swanand Kirkire produce some lovely songs, especially "Manjha."
A must watch!
TOP 10 SONGS
1. Teri Jhuki Nazar (Murder 3)
2. Lat Lag Gayee (Race2)
3. O Radha Teri (Student of the Year)
4. Manjha (Kai Po Che!)
5. Jee Le Zara (Talaash)
6. Na Jaane (I Me aur Main)
7. Fevicol Se (Dabangg2)
8. Naino Mein Sapna (Himmatwala)
9. Oye Boy Charlie (Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola)
10. Mujh Mein Tu (Special 26)
TOP 10 MOVIES
1. Kai Po Che!
2. Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster Returns
3. Special 26
4. Race 2
6. Murder 3
7. I, Me Aur Main
8. Saare Jahaan Se Mehnga
9. The Attacks of 26/11
10. Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola
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